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Mary Marguerite Hendricks

September 26, 1934 — September 13, 2021
Mary Marguerite Hendricks, 86 of Taylorville, passed away at

7:35p.m. on Monday, September 13, 2021 at Taylorville Memorial Hospital. She was born on
September 26, 1934 in Niantic, the
daughter of Robert and Minnie

Katherine (Miller) Hancock. She married Calvin E. Hendricks on December 25, 1957 in Taylorville, and he preceded her in death on November 2, 1993. Mary worked as a CNA in local nursing homes and the hospital. She was an active member of Davis Memorial Christian Church where she participated in many aspects of ministry. Mary was a dedicated volunteer for Kids Are Kids. She loved doing puzzles, crafting and crocheting, playing Bingo, and spending time with her kids and grandkids.

She is survived by her children: Marcia Collins, Chuckie Hendricks, and Shelly Thunhorst (Shawn) all of Taylorville; grandchildren: Michael Joseph Collins (Sarah) of Nokomis, Angela Lancaster (Zachary) of Taylorville, and Brittni Nicole Schmedeke (Sean) of Taylorville; great grandchildren: Riley and Ryanne Lancaster, Aiden Collins, Jaxon Simpson, and Thea Schmedeke; sister: Pat McVey of Assumption; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; hus- band; daughter: Mary Jane Upton; granddaughter: Heather Nicole Upton; and grandson: Takoda Spinnie.

The graveside service for Mary will be held at 10:00am on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, with Reverend Bill Kerns officiating. Memorials in her memory may be left to Davis Memorial Christian Church. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Mary, or condolences to her family, may be shared online at

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  1. Carrie Ethridge on September 15, 2021 at 4:47 pm

    Shelly, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. She was a great woman.

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